Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland

In our January 2007 issue, at the cusp of Ireland's economic boom, WLT dedicated a special section to "Modern Ireland," including a look at how the Celtic Tiger economy was affecting literature and the arts. The boom now bust, WLT invited three Irish writers to share their post-Celtic Tiger writing. Together they conjure a dark, ominous landscape of pre-bust foreboding, cars burned out for insurance proceeds, taxis going nowhere, and curses. Ultimately, these writers lead us to ask ourselves: After the economic collapse, what remains? Buy the July 2012 issue of WLT to read this special section.

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